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  • matelodavematelodave Forumite
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    Don't confuse split units with the rattly old window mounted units. Split units only have a circulating fan in the internal units which is usually run at low speed and are therefore almost inaudible.

    Even the external units aren't noisy. We've got an Daikin Althema 11kw A-W unit. You cant hear the compressor and even when both fans are running it's significantly quieter than the external oil boiler that was installed over the road from us last winter.

    As lovesgshp says, go and listen to one, rather than relying on hearsay.

    A decent unit, properly installed should be almost silent.
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
  • MamahopeMamahope Forumite
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    Oh we had one before in a log cabin (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries hyperinverter). I loved its simplicity but husband confessed he can't stand them so it's a no-go. Company didn't even show up today anyway...
  • markinmarkin Forumite
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    If you can get it set up in a corridor you won't hear it or feel the air flow as much and the heat or cooled air will still get around if the doors are open.
     
  • MamahopeMamahope Forumite
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    Hmm... We have 2 rooms downstairs separated by a wall, perhaps there could be 2 air-to-air units effectively 'back to back' high-up in each room... (one room has woodburner anyway so that unit wouldn't be on all the time annoying the husband) then 4 upstairs rooms perhaps ducted via loft pipework...

    What would be best form of heating water? LPG water boiler with 47kg bottles?
  • MamahopeMamahope Forumite
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    Or Ariston Nuos, as lovesgshp advised above...
  • markinmarkin Forumite
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    I thought plastic tanks would last 30-40 years... How old is yours? I see a lot of tanks are under £500, So that would seem the cheapest option really.

    How often should an oil tank be replaced?
    The average home heating oil tank will last somewhere between 15-30 years. Some insurance companies and local city ordinances will require you to replace the tank between the 15-20 year mark for safety reasons, but with proper care a tank could reasonably last much longer
     
  • MamahopeMamahope Forumite
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    No, a new tank installed to modern regs (bunded, not single skin) is the best part of £2K unfortunately. It's at least 20 years old and 2 engineers have said it'll need replacing in the next year or so.
  • ArthurianArthurian Forumite
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    I just went with LV for home insurance this year. When getting a quote, there was a question “Do you have oil fired central heating?” If you answered “Yes” they would not insure you. Never seen that before with home insurance but maybe a sign of things to come.
  • ian103ian103 Forumite
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    we also live in Cornwall, previously used storage heaters, went over to air to air - installed by a local company but properly sized to suit our use. well impressed and very economic in use.
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